Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year. Dating back to Celtic times, it’s the one time of the year that you can get out there, let your hair down, and have an amazing time.
The holiday is now celebrated by people the world over, and it’s generally accepted that the historical roots of Halloween originate from the British Celtic Pagan celebration of Samhain. It was at this time that people believed the spirits of the dead walked the earth, so the Celts left them offerings of food to gain their favor.
As well as this, the Celts wore scary masks to scare off any bad spirits, and it’s believed that’s where the wearing of frightening costumes derived.
Nowadays, most of us take the day far less serious than the Celts did thousands of years ago, and it’s amazing to read that according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), over 171 million Americans plan to celebrate the day this year. Add this to the fact that an individual’s annual spending on decorations, costumes, and celebrations relating to the holiday is set to be around $82.93 this year – up from $74.34 in the previous year, and you might be wondering how to keep those costs down.
It’s true that Halloween is a time of year where many of us are guilty of over-consuming and creating so much waste. However, take a look at these amazing eco-friendly Halloween ideas that will minimize harm to the planet, as well as not break the bank.
Of course, when you have kids, it’s only too easy to feel the pressure to go down to the store and buy them the latest terrifying costume fad. In fact, for many children (and adults), their Halloween costumes are store-bought, rather than homemade.
The problem with buying ready-made Halloween disguises is that most of these mass produced items are filled with chemicals and non-recyclable materials such as PVC. When they’re done with, they often end up being thrown in the trash, and then on to the landfill.
Your Halloween makeup is one of the most important aspects of your outfit, so it’s important to give it a lot of thought.
Decorating for Halloween is arguably almost as fun as the celebration itself.
One of the most exciting aspects of a Halloween celebration has to be the trick-or-treat bags.
Kids just love looking inside their trick-or-treat bags for goodies, so it’s important to ensure they’re as fun as possible, as well as being good for the environment.
This year, make your Halloween celebration, as fun, frightening, and eco-friendly as you can. With a little effort, you can make your October 31 one of the most green and memorable Halloweens yet.
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